The Wellbeing team within New Silksworth Academy are committed to supporting the social, emotional and mental health of all children across our school community. We hold this as a value rooted within everything that we do and we are keen to develop this work further.
Social and emotional well-being can be defined as ‘a state of positive mental health and wellness. It involves a sense of optimism, confidence, happiness, clarity, validity, self-worth, achievement, having a meaning and purpose, engagement, having supportive and satisfying relationships with others and understanding oneself, and responding effectively to one’s own emotions.’
There is already practice at New Silksworth Academy to promote well-being for all young people, understanding and responding to difficulties as they emerge and provide support to our children and their families.